Mining Qualification Authority Bursaries 2021

This application form must only be completed by new bursary applicants. Existing MQA bursars must complete the 2018 Continuation Bursary application form.


  • The Applications Form is a fillable PDF format
  • Firstly, download the form to your computer or smartphone. You must complete the form electronically on your computer or smartphone – (You must not complete the form by hand as hand completed application forms will not be accepted).
  • After you have completed the application form electronically, you must save in the following format. See example hereunder: ID Number_Surname_Firstname_Bursary Application Form
  • You must e-mail the completed Application Form with supporting documents to MQA by only using the designated e-mail address as indicated hereunder.


  • You must ONLY submit the following documents with this Application Form – do not submit any other documents which are not requested as per hereunder.
  • Certified copy of Senior Certificate or Grade 11 report – if you are still in Grade 12.
  • Full academic record – if you are already at University or at TVET College.
  • Certified copy of ID.
  • Proof of Household Income – Salary Advice of both father and mother or guardian. If unemployed – submit an affidavit by father/mother/guardian or proof of SASSA payment.

The MQA bursary supports the following core mining disciplines:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Mine Survey
  • Geology

Special consideration will be given to female applicants as well as applicants living with disabilities. 

How to apply

Download application form and full advertisement here.

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